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English definition of “incriminate”

incriminate

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪnˈkrɪmɪneɪt/
to make someone seem guilty of a crime or to show that they are guilty: [often reflexive] He refused to answer questions on the grounds that he might incriminate himself.Blaming and accusingGuilty
(Definition of incriminate from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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